Horror Films That Hit #1 at the Box Office: 1982 - 2000 Edition

Horror Films That Hit #1 at the Box Office: 1982 - 2000 Edition

This list is a round-up of all the horror and scary science fiction films that made it to #1 at the box office. I know many of you might have grown up in this period like myself and wonder how cult favorites like Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees did at the box office, who won? Freddy from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise had a total of six #1 weeks between this timeframe with Jason from the Friday the 13th franchise only having three weeks total. Movies that topped the box office consistently for 3 - 5 weeks include Aliens, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Pet Sematary, Seven, Silence of the Lambs, and The Sixth Sense.

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1985

  • March 22 - 28
    • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

      Directed by Danny Steinmann

      AKA(s): Friday the 13th Part 5, Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning, Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
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      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
      Cast: Corey Feldman, Kimberly Beck, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Marco St. John, Mark Venturini, Eddie Matthews, Richard Lineback, Dominick Brascia, John Shepherd, Ric Mancini
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

1984

1983

  • July 22 - 28
    • Jaws 3-D (1983)

      Directed by Joe Alves

      AKA(s): Jaws 3, Jaws 3 People 0, Jaws III
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      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a SeaWorld theme park after a 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.
      Cast: Dennis Quaid, Will Knickerbocker, Barbara Quinn, P.H. Moriarty, Simon MacCorkindale, Melody Gold, Kaye Stevens, Daniel Stewart, Rich Valliere, Roxie Stice
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Adventure

1982

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